Joseph James Ludlam and Janien Crystal Ryan are engaged to be married in December 2008 at the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, N.C., with a reception to follow. A pre-wedding reception will be held in Juneau in June, when the engaged couple arrives for a summer visit.
The groom is the son of Ken and Joann Simpson, of Juneau, and Joseph Ludlam, of Cleveland. A graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, he is a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He completed two deployments overseas and is an Iraqi War veteran.
The bride is the daughter of Odis and Diane Lewis, of Newport, N.C. A graduate of West Carteret High School, in Morehead City, N.C., she is a veterinarian's assistant pursuing her college education.